Saturday, June 9, 2012

Teaching Volume Using Boxes

The volume of a prism is found using the simple formula of length x width x height. The answer is in cubic units because you are multiplying three dimensions together. The hardest part for most 5th graders is visualizing what this looks like. The link here is to a web tool that has you visually fill a prism with cubic units. We also do this in class using cut outs and centimeter cubes.

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